27 May 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Irving Maltman & Esther Goldstein Maltman

Irving Maltman, son of Abraham Maltman and Rebecca Maltman, and his sister Dora continued the family glass business after their father's death in 1927 at the age of 56. Irving was born in Labun (Lubin/Yurovshchina), Ukraine (then Russian Empire) and emigrated with his mother and sister in 1906.[1] 

Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY, Block 89, Gate 156N (First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot), Line 11R, Graves 1 & 2, Irving & Esther Maltman; photo by Emily Garber, 7 September 2008.

1902     IRVING     1963
Yisrael son of Avraham
1911    ESTHER    1980
Ester daughter of Avraham

Irving married Esther Goldstein on 19 January 1935.[2] Esther, born on 27 January 1911 in New York City, was the daughter of Abraham Goldstein and Molly Pecker.[3] Irving and Esther had two children, Allan and Susan. 

1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 July 2009), manifest, S.S. Noordland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 9 April 1906, list A, line 2, Srulek Malzmann, citing National Archives microfilm publication T715, roll 689.
2. Kings County, New York, Certificate and Record of Marriage no. 1861 (19 January 1935), Irving Maltman and Esther Goldstein, New York City Municipal Archives, New York.
3. Kings County, New York, Certificate of Death no. 156-80-317629 (11 November 1980), Esther Maltman, Bureau of Vital Records, Department of Health, New York City.


  1. It was said that ancestor David Maltzmann was an innkeeper and that Louis/Leiser delivered vodka to drunken priests who called him the "learned Jew". My question is whether the surname was derived from "beer brewer" or "beer purveyor". btw Em and all, there are a lot of Scottish Maltmans totally unrelated to us.

    1. I've probably looked up the name Malzmann before in Alexander Beider's book on Russian Empire Jewish surnames. But I don't recall the answer. ll check on my notes.


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